"Of Rice and Men"

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"OF RICE AND MEN", by Jimmy Walker

The following was sent to me by a mate, (who has nothing to do with sales of the book,) but he recommended it as a good read.
Ordered mine and thought there might be some interest on the site.

111 pages. Illustrated. With excellent cartoons by Fusilier Norman Lambert,
produced whilst in captivity. Softback £5.00 (cover price £10.00)

An irreverent, left of centre, look at life as a POW by Jimmy Walker, who was captured by the Japanese following the fall of Singapore in 1942.
Jimmy takes us through incarceration at the notorious Changi jail, forced labour on the railroad, and deportation to Japan, where the Japanese exploited the mining skills of the boys from Northumberland.
Norman Lambert’s sketches are both amusing and frightening at the same time.
Through the bitterness and resentment, and physical trauma of captivity shines the humour and the indomitable spirit of the British soldier.
An enjoyable and educational read, with a surprise ending.

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